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Single Idea 11225

[catalogued under 2. Reason / D. Definition / 2. Aims of Definition]

Full Idea

In a modal logic in which names are non-vacuous and rigid, not only must existence and uniqueness in a definition be shown to hold necessarily, it must be shown that the definiens is satisfied by the same object across possible worlds.

Gist of Idea

A definition needs to apply to the same object across possible worlds


Anil Gupta (Definitions [2008], 2.4)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.12